On Saturday, April 12th over 2,000 nannies in more than 40 cities will gather in their local communities at training events designed to meet their unique needs. First Class Care is proud to be the local Chicago sponsor for the event.
While professional development is required in other childcare settings, the informal nature of nanny care often leads parents and caregivers to believe that ongoing training isn’t necessary for nannies. However early childhood researchers such as Dr. Laura Berk, retired Professor at Illinois State University Psychology Department, tells us a different story. Her research shows that child care providers become skilled professionals when hands-on childcare experience is combined with training and education.
Lora Brawley, owner of Nanny Biz Reviews, says, “Of course a great nanny must have a loving heart and nurturing personality. But it’s just as important that she have a working knowledge of how a child develops physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually and knows developmentally appropriate ways to create a safe, engaging environment where kids can thrive.”
The Chicago event will offer sessions on Potty Training, Picky Eaters, Essential Tools for Nurturing the Best in Children, Development and more. It is open to nannies and childcare providers throughout the community. This event will also offer nannies the opportunity to network, share resources and be appreciated for the important work they do. For more information on this event, nannies should visit http://www.chicagonannytrainingday2014.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets.
Erin Krex, President of First Class Care says, “We’re really excited to host this event for the 3rd year and expect over 100 nannies to attend. We work with amazing nannies and have tailored our sessions to what they request. Working as a nanny is different than working in any other kind of childcare job. Our training will tackle some of its unique challenges and celebrate its unique rewards.”
National Nanny Training Day is a national initiative created and coordinated by Nanny Biz Reviews, a site offering free expert reviews and up-to-date profiles of nanny-related businesses plus expert advice and practical tips on a successful search, effective screening, important hiring issues, and a long-term nanny/family relationship. For more information please visit www.nannybizreviews.com
First Class Care, Inc. is the premier full service domestic placement agency in Illinois. First Class Care places exceptional nannies, newborn care specialists, babysitters, housekeepers, personal assistants, house managers, and chefs throughout Illinois.
Erin Krex, President of First Class Care, Inc
Lora Brawley, owner of Nanny Biz Reviews